OSCC15 HyperGrid Tour

HyperGrid Tour & Learning Resources

Visit OSCC Expo Zone 2 for the HyperGrid Tour & Resources section of the conference. There you will find step by step help on how to HyperGrid if you aren’t familiar with jumping from one OpenSImulator grid to another grid world, as well as helpful website links, and a curated collection of HyperGrid landmarks for those more experienced to explore the interconnected OpenSimulator metaverse. OSCC15 will also feature a special HyperGrid Tour led by Thirza Ember, that will take attendees on a guided tour of several OpenSimulator grid location that offer up amazing creations and experiences. This three hour OSCC HyperGrid tour starts at 11AM Pacific, on Sunday December 6th, and is not to be missed if you want a fun, guided way of learning to HyperGrid.

 

Sunday December 6, 2015 11:00am – 2:00pm
OSCC Expo 2 Region (Hypergrid address: http://cc.opensimulator.org:8002/)

As a special OpenSimulator Community Conference HyperGrid Tour featuring a hands-on HyperGrid workshop and trip where attendees will have the opportunity to learn how to grid jump ‘by yourself’ – not just walking through a HyperGrid portal but coming to grips with the Map and the grid URI.

The tour will depart from the OSCC Conference Grid on Sunday at 11am Pacific with several stops on various OpenSimulator grids over a three hour period and show off how easy it is to get around by HyperGrid.

Maria Korolov speaking

OSCC15 – Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals

The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2015 Call for Proposals is now open! The OpenSimulator Community Conference 2015 wants everyone to know what is exciting about our favorite social 3D platform. We are looking to those individuals or groups on the forefront, changing the metaverse, doing exciting things, changing the game to bring the WOWNESS. This year’s conference will focus on the visions for the future and technologies or content today that are shaping the future of the platform. The conference is one concentrated series of talks on the main stage in the areas of Creative, Techie, and Experiential.

We are offering one day of 20-minute presentations to engage the mind. We are particularly interested in speakers that can dramatically tell the story of their work and hopefully with great props and graphics.

The organizers encourage presentation submissions that are strongly supported by current use activities especially if they have a publication or track record of real world use.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • October 10, 2015 – Announcement of Call for Proposals!
  • October 31, 2015 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • November 7, 2015 – Those submitting proposals will receive an email from the conference organizers with any acceptance details, and more information.
  • November 14, 2015 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference in order to be included in the conference schedule and program.
  • November 21, 2015 – Any custom content, props, and audio-visuals must be submitted to be included in the conference program.
  • November 21, 2015 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions will be held to prepare speakers for the conference.
  • December 5, 2015 – OSCC15 takes place – Bring  the WOWness!

Submit a Proposal
To submit a proposal, select the appropriate track below and enter your information in the Proposal Submission form. If you have questions or need more information, please contact the conference organizers.  Thank you!

  • Creative
  • Techie
  • Experiential

We look forward to reviewing your submissions!


Which identity should we use to publicize your session?

Presenter Contact Information

Please double check your email address, since this will be our primary way of contacting you regarding your proposal status!
Please provide a phone number where we will be able to reach you in the event of an emergency. Ideally this will the phone number where you can be reached during the conference. PLEASE INCLUDE COUNTRY CODE AND AREA CODE.
If you have a personal website we should review, please enter the URL here.
If you have a professional or work related website we should review, enter that URL here.
If you have any other website we should review, please enter the URL here.
Do you have a Twitter account? If so, what is your Twitter URL. (URLs please, NOT just your username.)
We use Skype for audio streaming during the conference. If you don't have a Skype account, please sign up for one (it's free) and enter your Skype username here.

Presenter Photos


This is the image we will use for the conference program, website, and other media and marketing about the conference. Whether your photo is a real life or avatar picture, it should be a well-lit headshot primarily of your face, not a graphic, design, or full body shot, and as high resolution as you can provide in .JPG or .PNG format. All photos must be professionally appropriate!

Proposal Information

What is the title of your presentation? This is the text that will be printed in the program schedule and on the conference website. Please double-check for spelling and typo errors!
Please provide a brief description of your presentation in NO MORE THAN 2-3 SENTENCES. This is the description that will be used in the conference program and on the conference website. Please double-check for spelling and typo errors! Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.
Please enter a brief, professional biography in NO MORE THAN 2-3 SENTENCES. Please keep it brief! This information will be used in the conference program and website, so please proofread for spelling and typo errors! Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text. Maximum word count is 200.

Proposal Details

The following information will only be seen by proposal reviewers and conference organizers.
Please describe in greater detail what your presentation will cover. Clearly state the problem, issue, or topic that your presentation will address. If you are proposing a live performance, describe in detail the kind of performance you plan to give. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 500.
Please describe your target audience - who do you think will be most interested in attending your presentation or performance? Who are you trying to reach? Also include expected outcomes from your presentation - after a participant leaves your presentation, what will they have learned? If your proposal is a live performance, you may enter "N/A" in the outcomes section if it does not apply. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 500.
Briefly describe what will take place at your session in the order the events will happen. Your response should give us a good understanding of what will take place in your session. The primary format for this year's OSCC is a series of short (20 minutes presentation + 5 minutes for Q/A), dynamic presentations by a single, or duo of presenters, on a topic that will highlight the best projects, use cases and work being done with OpenSimulator. Please DO NOT use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.
What equipment do you need for your presentation? Do you have any special needs or setup requirements? Please note that conference organizers will do their best to meet all requests, however, we cannot guarantee that special equipment, space, or setup options will be available. Musical performers are expected to stream their own audio, and should be as detailed as possible in listing any special requirements. Please don't use bullet points, or other formatting, just simple plain text descriptions in one or two paragraphs. Maximum word count is 200.

Multiple files should be uploaded as a single .zip or other common archive file.